• Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law
Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law

Justice Minister Salim Jrayssati said he would consult women's rights groups to "see if there's a need for other or more amendments". Marital rape and child marriage are still legal in the country. "Parliament should now follow this up by passing pending legislation to end child marriage and marital rape, both of which are still legal in Lebano...

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  • Solar eclipse glasses hard to obtain
Solar eclipse glasses hard to obtain

Totality will take place at different times depending upon which state a person lives in, and is expected to last 2 minutes 40 seconds. There's no shortage of eclipse material online, but the website NASA created especially for the 2017 eclipse is the best, hands-down.

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  • Aaron Judge hits 457-foot home run in Citi Field
Aaron Judge hits 457-foot home run in Citi Field

NOTES: The Mets had to shuffle their lineup when INFs Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores were each scratched with ribcage injuries after batting practice. "Because that was crushed". It was hit so hard that leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes didn't even move. Jaime Garcia also went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while strik...

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  • Mother Accused of Molesting Children, Selling Videos of Acts Online
Mother Accused of Molesting Children, Selling Videos of Acts Online

It is alleged he then told her to send videos of her molesting children, which she reportedly admitted to doing five or six times because she was in need of money. The man then allegedly told Harwood to send him videos of her performing sex acts the children. The man is also said to have paid between $500 and $600 for videos of Harwood molesting ...

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  • Natalee Holloway's Remains May Have Been Discovered in Aruba
Natalee Holloway's Remains May Have Been Discovered in Aruba

Natalee was last seen outside a popular tourist bar with Dutchman Joran van der Sloot , who is now serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for killing business student Stephany Flores. Joran van der Sloot at the Lurigancho prison in Lima on January 6, 2012. Joran van der Sloot , the primary suspect in the case, stated in a 2007 video made af...

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  • Level Results Day 2017
Level Results Day 2017

Firstly, you can find out information about exam reviews and appeals - although you'll need to arrange the former as quickly as possible if you've got your hopes pinned on a re-think. Talk to an adviser at your school, college, centre or careers office - they can talk you through alternative courses/subjects. UCAS has a vacancy list that is regul...

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  • Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide
Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

He further expressed Chinese government's commitment to stand together with Sierra Leone as the country goes all out to carry out rescue measures after the disaster. Many victims were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. At least 100 houses were wiped out when a hillside in Regent, a mountain town some 15 miles east of Freetown , collapsed...

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  • China surpasses Japan as US' biggest creditor
China surpasses Japan as US' biggest creditor

Before China returned to being the largest US overseas lender, Japan had held that spot for eight months. China sold off some of its U.S. Treasury bonds last year to prop up its own currency, the yuan, but its holdings of U.S. Whatever the reason, with the Chinese yuan more stable against the dollar the Chinese government feels reinvigorated enou...

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  • Mayor asks Trump to postpone Phoenix rally over Charlottesville - here's his response
Mayor asks Trump to postpone Phoenix rally over Charlottesville - here's his response

This evening, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called on the president to reconsider and postpone the event, stating that he's "disappointed" it's been scheduled. A federal judge ruled in 2013 that Arpaio's officers had racially profiled Latinos. And it certainly seems like Trump intends to still hold the rally.

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  • A USA soldier was just killed battling ISIS in Afghanistan
A USA soldier was just killed battling ISIS in Afghanistan

The wounded have been evacuated for medical treatment, according to the statement from the National Guard. Next of kin are being notified, the statement noted. Two U.S. soldiers were killed on August 2 in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan, while four others were injured in the attack. Photo Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is helping le...

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  • Flood fury continues in Bihar, Assam and Bengal, 91 dead
Flood fury continues in Bihar, Assam and Bengal, 91 dead

Tazem Sikdar , headmaster of state-run Naskara Lower Primary School in Fakirganj of western Assam's Dhubri district bordering Bangladesh said they seized the opportunity to inculcate patriotism among the students. The situation has however slightly improved at Upper Assam areas. The statement further expressed that the particular funding by the Eur...

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  • Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally turns deadly
Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally turns deadly

Some of the white nationalists at Saturday's rally cited Trump's victory, after a campaign of racially charged rhetoric, as validation for their beliefs. The statement comes in response to criticism leveled at Trump for his remarks in the hours after violent clashes in Virginia on Saturday. Meanwhile, numerous rally attendees stood behind b...

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  • 'George Washington Was a Slave Owner,' Compares Washington to Robert E. Lee
'George Washington Was a Slave Owner,' Compares Washington to Robert E. Lee

Several news reports have suggested in recent months that Trump's defensive posture toward criticism of individuals many would perceive as racist is the product of a political calculus recommended to him by his top adviser, former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon.

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  • ANC MPs boycott meeting chaired by Makhosi Khoza
ANC MPs boycott meeting chaired by Makhosi Khoza

He also said Lesoma, the ANC whip in the committee, asked all the MPs to attend. ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the party was contemplating disciplinary action against the five ANC MPs who boycotted the committee sitting in protest against Khoza.

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  • India To Grant Medical Visa To Pak National In Bonafide Cases
India To Grant Medical Visa To Pak National In Bonafide Cases

In a special Independence Day "gift", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said New Delhi will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with the ministry. Faiza Tanveer, 25, had her medical visa rejected by the Indian Embassy, the Indian Express reported. "As we celebrate this magnificent milestone for the people of India, we proud...

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  • USTR Promises NAFTA Renegotiation Won't be
USTR Promises NAFTA Renegotiation Won't be "Mere Tweaks" but a "Major" Overhaul

Trump has blamed NAFTA for shuttering US factories and sending U.S.jobs to low-wage Mexico, a point that Lighthizer also emphasized in his opening remarks. Duvall noted the three countries are bound to disagree during the talks on agricultural issues, but with much at stake he stressed they should enter bargaining "with cool heads" and focus on s...

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  • Korean president asserts right to veto U.S. strike on North
Korean president asserts right to veto U.S. strike on North

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walk to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, to make statements. To that end, China has arranged a series of important meetings and visits to help Dunford "know more about our military, (boost) our cooperation and build up our friendship", Fang said.

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  • Cyberattack on Scottish parliament 'could last days', MSPs warned
Cyberattack on Scottish parliament 'could last days', MSPs warned

It seems that the attack focused on MSPs and staff with parliamentary email addresses, and officials warned of potential account lockouts and failed log-ins. He said parliamentary staff are working with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to contain the attack and security measures put in place so far have seen account lock-outs decrease.

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  • Threat level unchanged despite N. Korea missiles crisis - Guam govt.
Threat level unchanged despite N. Korea missiles crisis - Guam govt.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to commit to talks over its nuclear weapons program and insisted Seoul and Washington agree that the nuclear standoff should "absolutely be solved peacefully". "[The North Koreans] were not going to strike first because they know the risks if they did launch some kind of missile attack", Poll...

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  • Both Bush presidents condemn 'racial bigotry'
Both Bush presidents condemn 'racial bigotry'

The President faced extreme backlash in wake of the violent event, first for remaining silent and then for a freakish press conference Tuesday in which he said the savagery came from "both sides". "There is no moral equivalency between the KKK, the neo-Nazis and anybody else", he said. Of the reactions of some 55 Republican and Democrat politic...

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  • Kashmir terror funding: NIA conducts 12 more raids including Zahoor Watali's premises
Kashmir terror funding: NIA conducts 12 more raids including Zahoor Watali's premises

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 12 locations in Srinagar and north Kashmir in connection with terror funding, extending the crackdown on separatist leaders who function under the directions of external elements inimical to the country.

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  • Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president'
Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president'

Scott brushed off a question about whether he supported Nelson's request, saying that the Trump administration is looking at everything that they can do to promote democracy. Pence said that he was moved to tears by the stories of hardship, especially those about food scarcity in the socialist country. "We need to push the political and economic ...

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  • Public memorial service to be held in Charlottesville for Heather Heyer
Public memorial service to be held in Charlottesville for Heather Heyer

On Wednesday, Susan Bro received a standing ovation as she assured mourners Heather's death only "magnified" her voice - and that continuing to have dialogues is the only way to "carry Heather's spark through". Trump was slammed over the weekend for not immediately condemning white nationalists or white supremacists by name in his initial reacti...

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  • White supremacists clash with protesters in Charlottesville
White supremacists clash with protesters in Charlottesville

Susan Bro , Heyer's mother, said Heyer's life and death were an example of how everyone can fight injustice. "I want this to spread, I don't want this to die", Bro said. "She could call out something that wasn't right". "My daughter was a strong woman who had passionate opinions about the equality of everyone", he said .

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  • Dolly Parton to release first children's album
Dolly Parton to release first children's album

Dolly Parton unveiled her new children's album Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, called " I Believe in You ". It's been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. Parton, a longtime philanthropist and under-the-radar supporter of numerous causes, reportedly founded the organization because she was moved as a child by her father's painfu...

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  • Blow to Pak: US lists Hizbul as a terror outfit
Blow to Pak: US lists Hizbul as a terror outfit

A spokesperson of the US Department of State said Hizbul Mujahideen , also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Hizb's property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from any transaction...

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  • Two survivors of rally-related crash file suit
Two survivors of rally-related crash file suit

They had been driving home and their auto was struck by Fields' auto, and some of his pedestrian victims were also hurled onto their vehicle, the lawsuit said. Others include Richard Spencer , a national leader of the so-called alt-right movement, and David Duke . In a statement on Sunday, Kessler blamed the violence in Charlottesville on law e...

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  • Trump praises North Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam
Trump praises North Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

The comments, while typically belligerent, are significant because they also appeared to signal a path to defuse a deepening crisis with Washington over a weapons program that is seen as nearing the ability to accurately send a nuclear missile to the US mainland.

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  • After injury, Pettersen's Solheim role changes
After injury, Pettersen's Solheim role changes

With Suzann now out and Anna likely to be limited in how many times she plays, it means a probable baptism of fire for some of the rookies and some of them will have to step up and play more times than they would have expected. ... To be able to play for the crowds they say we are going to have this weekend, it's probably going to be the biggest cr...

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  • Senator Mitch McConnell condemns white supremacists' plan to protest in Lexington
Senator Mitch McConnell condemns white supremacists' plan to protest in Lexington

Lee to another name", he said of "some" of those who were involved in the white nationalist protest. Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is addressing the possibility of a protest by white supremacists in Lexington. Wednesday morning released a statement denouncing white supremacy and groups that support it, but refused to...

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  • Boy and cow take nap together at Iowa State Fair
Boy and cow take nap together at Iowa State Fair

On the day of the contest, Miner woke up at 3 a.m. - the third morning in a row that Miner had gotten up early. "She just enjoys my company", he said. Mitchell's mother, Laura, said people enjoy seeing that type of relationship with a kid and their animal. Eleven-year-old Madeline Mathews bonds with her cow Georgia May as the two spend time tog...

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  • SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully attached to ISS
SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully attached to ISS

Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( HPE ) is entering the space race, or at least with building technology to be used there. A Dragon spacecraft carrying cargo for NASA destined to reach the International Space Station departed Earth from Launch Complex 39A at 12:31 p.m.

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  • Montreal Hudson's Bay Building Gets Rid Of Its Confederate Plaque
Montreal Hudson's Bay Building Gets Rid Of Its Confederate Plaque

The plaque commemorates Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. Within hours of the media calls this week, The Hudson's Bay Company had the plaque unceremoniously pried from the wall. TN State Law gives local governments the authority to protect the statues. "I don't favour statues of Nazi soldiers no...

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  • Death of baby dolphin triggers outrage in Spain
Death of baby dolphin triggers outrage in Spain

A baby dolphin has passed away after tourists removing it from the water to take photos with it. Equinac , a group which protects marine wildlife in the area, reported the incident on its Facebook page and criticised the bathers for being "obsessed" with taking photographs.

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  • Dem Rep Introduces Resolution Demanding Trump Fire White Supremacists From Administration
Dem Rep Introduces Resolution Demanding Trump Fire White Supremacists From Administration

Referencing Bannon's boasts about helping to promote the alt-right, Palomarez also called for the former Breitbart News CEO's resignation, saying that members of the administration continued to alienate Hispanic business leaders and were "more anxious about winning votes through dog whistles and winks and nods to the most evil elements of our soc...

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